Log in to Side Door, and make sure you have currently selected the Artist Profile you would like to search for matches for (click on your profile icon at the top right of the screen to swap profiles).

Click ‘Manage’ at the top left of the screen to enter the Dashboard, and click ‘Discover’ to open the search page.

Venue and Presenter profiles will immediately appear on the search page according to some of the questions you answered when first creating your artist profile. These are Venues that match your preferences, and may be good candidates to host you. To see more about that Venue, click on ‘View Profile.’ Presenters will be searchable as Venues in the Side Door platform.

To further refine your search results, you can use the menu on the left side of the screen to specify which geographic location you are searching for hosts, how far of a radius you would like to search within, and other modifiers.

When you’ve decided how you feel about a Presenter, click the ‘Message’ button to approve the Venue and initiate a connection or the ‘X’ button to dismiss the Venue. If there are more Venue profiles to display, the previous profile will disappear after an option has been chosen. They will not see that you have dismissed them.

After you’ve messaged a Presenter/Venue, they will be notified of your effort to establish a connection. You don’t need to do anything else for now. If that profile accepts your request, you have made a match! You will be sent a notification, and will then be able to message the Host via your Connections page and subsequently begin the booking process.

PS. Are you an artist that wants to indicate to Presenters where/when you'll be available, and be boosted up in the search results page accordingly? Click here to learn more about the Schedule Builder function!

To search for Presenters by keyword:

Click on the magnifying glass icon at the top right of the screen, type in your search terms, and click on the icon again to display all results related to your terms.

To specifically search for venues, type in your search terms in the search bar in the menu at the left side of the Discover page.

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